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Morimoto

4.8
4.8
5883 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese

Morimoto is serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef prepares traditional dishes with a modern flair.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 413-9070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Masaharu Morimoto

  • Private party facilities

    For Special Events, Please Contact 215-413-9070.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Cohen: (877) 742-1064

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street

  • Parking details

    Nearby parking options: 711 Chestnut St., 733 Chestnut St., 10 S 8th St., 615 Chestnut St..

  • Public transit

    Route 47 Bus at Chestnut Street Stop

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,883 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Japanese

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  1. CB

    ChrisB

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    We have dined at many Steven Star restaurants in Philly, DC, and Atlantic City (R.I.P) and this was by far the worst experience we have had at any of them. Lets start with the couple positives, edamame and Rohan Duck were excellent. Negatives, our server seemed to disappear after the first half hour, at one point I had to stand up to get the attention of a manager to get another round of drinks and our waters refilled. Our dinner was rediculously paced. I never like to be rushed but this was at a snails pace. Our chefs special sampler had no presentaion, I could have got the same quality sushi and presentation at the local strip mall for half the price. Kobe beef was served ice cold for $210. Now the kicker the air conditioner was dripping on our table the entire meal, and its obviously an on going problem because the restaurant had a 20' pole with a rag on the end to wipe the air conditioner vent. WTF!!! A manager came and apologized and brought us a round of drinks after we asked for our check, nice gesture but not a drink either of us would ever order, take something off the bill next time. $495 before tip down the drain.

  2. O

    robertO

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding experience. Great way to celebrate my birthday

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As expected, the food was over the top delicious and the service great!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food

  5. FS

    FrankS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have eaten here many times when I’m staying in Old City. Absolutely fabulous food.

  6. LC

    LeticiaC

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed dinner at Morimoto. I ordered the sea bass (not pictured) which was buttery and made perfectly. The Yukon potatoes were crisp and enough for sharing. Edamame and miso soup were also great. I could’ve done without the dessert. It looked better than it tasted.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    My first time to Morimoto, my father took me for my 15th Birthday. We had the Omakase Menu and everything blew me away. He has worked in many high end restaurants through his 50+ year career and raised me on amazing food. I ended up following in his footsteps and have worked in fine dining restaurants for 15 years and even got certified as a Lvl 2 Sommelier. This Week, I turned 30 and recalled my first time there and wanted to experience the Omakase again, with the addition of the beverage pairing. So both my parents and I drove an hour and a half from New Jersey to Morimoto. My father and I did the Omakase and my mother ordered Ala carte. I was very happy that we could do that, restaurants I’ve worked in, the tasting menu requires participation from the entire table. (There are a lot of foods she can’t eat). The food on each course along with the beverage pairing was amazing. Everything with service was great until we got our 4th course. First issue, we didn’t have any silverware when the food was dropped, had to ask the food runner for it. We also had to wait for the beverage pairing before we could start eating. Second, the wine pairing they gave us for the 4th course was the same exact wine we already had with the previous course. We grabbed the closest person which was the manager, he told us we received the wrong wine on the 3rd course. He rectified it by bringing a different wine which did pair quite nicely with the 4th course. Another issue, we’ve been sat for a little over an hour, my mother hasn’t received her Leafy Green Salad appetizer and was hungry. We inquired with the server and told us he would bring it right out. We got our 5th course of Lobster and my mother STILL hasn’t gotten her salad. Eventually she got it and was happy. After that, the rest of the evening was perfect, they even sent out an additional dessert of Coffee Jelly with a candle. I’ll definitely come back, just disappointed with the middle of the experience.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Loved the tempura shrimp, black cod and spinach dishes. The first course of 2 course duck was cold and chewy but the second course was superb!! Thank you for excellent service.

  9. t

    turbodogfish

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Penn graduation celebration. The Omakase and sake pairing was phenomenal, the best meal I have ever had. Flavors were complex and delicate and varied throughout. Isaiah our waiter was a complete pro and very friendly. Fantastic experience, and although not cheap, it was worth it - there were no shortcuts at all from beginning to end.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very nice evening in celebration of graduation. Splurged for the Omakase experience, 7 dishes overall. 5 were very good to excellent, 2 were just Eh (1 of which was dessert). For those prices I was expecting all 7 to blow us away. Maybe my expectations were too high. Service was outstanding. Would definitely return to the restaurant but would order from the a la carte menu.

  11. D

    Devon

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just wanted to eat some good food.

  12. l

    lkmcclinton

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great good and vibes! Just be ready for the bill - definitely a special occasion place for anyone on a budget but completely worth it!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friend and I went on a girls night out after coming across Morimoto on tiktok! The interior was absolutely stunning, and we could not stop taking pictures and videos. I got shrimp tempura rolls and spicy fried shrimp with a lemon drop and my friend got a California roll, oysters, and a lemon drop as well. The food 10/10, the lemon drop was a bit too sour (we never had it so didn’t know what to except we just wanted to get drunk😭). I will definitely be returning.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful family dinner.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    was great, felt a little rushed understandably because kitchen was closing

  16. JM

    JoyM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful server who had fantastic knowledge of the menu and wines. This was the best sushi ever! Clean, clean flavors and beautiful presentation.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Food was delicious and service was Great. We did the omakase tasting which was not enough food for the given price point. You’re much better off ordering a la cart.

  18. DO

    DaniellaO

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    Very expensive

  19. BC

    BelindaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was great as usual and the waiters were knowledgeable about the dishes (omakase) served. The ambience was nice. I wish our table for two were a bit bigger as we were seated on the side but it was not a big issue. The concept of the omakase dishes was phenomenal and unexpected. We were treated with strawberry sobet rose drinks on the house as a celebration of our anniversary. Wonderful time!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my bucket list restaurants did not disappoint… all around great service from hostess to servers!!

  21. JM

    JalynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service was excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Iron Chef did not disappoint, the food and service were amazing! I had the Rock Shrimp, Toro Tatare, cold Spinach, and a couple sushis rolls. Finished with the Chu Toro... just terrific! Highly recommend this place!

  23. LG

    LeahG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious and made to order, the appetizer rock shrimp was great as always.

  24. MP

    MichaelP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great restaurant, Food was fantastic, sake pairings were well worth the price as were the combo parings Loved the wagu cooked on a hot stone Lots of energy in the restaurant

  25. B

    Bret

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and staff.

  26. B

    Buzz4203

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great vibe / cool atmosphere and great service. Not a cheap date (!), but I will be back.

  27. r

    revkevredemption

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the Morimoto omakase with the sake pairing, and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the restaurant had a great, lively ambience.

  28. JN

    JovaceN

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Overall great experience, the food was tremendous as always, and the environment is spectacular. My Waiters seemed a bit rushed but did provide overall a good service (far from bad) and that’s the only reason for the 4 star and not a 5.

  29. RM

    RichardM

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    This was our first time at Morimoto. The food was excellent but a bit over priced. The service was terribly slow, slow slow: we were there for 2 1/2 hours with huge gaps between dished. We were there before rush hour, and left much after people who arrived after us. We were kindly offered deserts but at that price everything needs to be impeccable.

  30. JB

    JayB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Amazing food and overall great service. The drinks took an extraordinarily long time to be brought out and it can get a bit noisy if the restaurant happens to be full on a given night

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great experience at Morimoto. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We had sushi, the poke bowl, the chicken katsu curry, the wagyu dumplings and some sort of sashimi pizza. The quality of the fish was excellent. Everything was fresh and flavorful. We were celebrating our daughter’s graduation and they brought her dessert with a candle to celebrate. Definitely try the desserts. They were very unique and delicious. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful, Asian in a modern way. The only drawback was that it was quite noisy and difficult to hear each other. Overall, I highly recommend.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was amazing! A nice vibe

  33. CC

    CaribbeanCowboy

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As a serious Omakase fan, I was looking forward to our Monday night reservation at Morimoto in Philadelphia. The restaurant just celebrated its 20 year anniversary last year and it is a large and very established operation. As such, I expected a very good Omakase experience...but what we received was way beyond that. Our server Anna was superb, answering my nitpicky questions easily; eventually, manager Coleman came to answer one of my more esoteric inquiries and he wound up hovering and bantering with us throughout our amazing 9 course meal. As a restaurant owner myself, the staff's ability to serve so many covers in a very large room while simultaneously presenting exquisitely innovative, complex and stunning Omakase array was unbelievable. Our Omakase experience was "intimate" despite the full room and busy servers, and as far as the food itself, exquisite. Just perfect. At $165 per person for the Omakase , it might seem cheeky to characterize Morimoto as a "good value"...but it really is. For true lovers of the fine art of Japanese cuisine, Morimoto delivers something I have never come close to experiencing in the U.S.

  34. F

    Fatima

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere and the food was delicious. Great service, I’ll be returning & recommending this spot to others.

  35. L

    Larrys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    At least I once in your life you should treat yourself to the Omakase. Giving the chef free reign to present to you many courses of their top work makes for the most incredible dining experiences. The staff is unparalleled in their knowledge of the chef's creations and in their service.

  36. PP

    ParthP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5

    Omakase was not worth it. Lack of quality cuts and sushi. Overcoooked lobster.

  37. b

    beesquare

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was very good and the chocolate bombshell with raspberry ice cream and chocolate cake lit on fire was amazing.

  38. JG

    JamesG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As our waiter Isaiah said, "we ruin other sushi restaurants." This is truly the next level of sushi. The fish is fresh and complex, the sake is excellent, and the service is personalized to each customer. A fantastic experience, especially for those with a gluten allergy. Very accommodating!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience4

    I came to Morimoto during the American Association of Neurological Surgeons 2022 meeting. The last time it was in Philly I went to Morimoto & the food was amazing! I was so excited to go back that I came 20 mins before my reservation time. With open seats at the sushi bar … The hostess then informed me that it would be closer to my reservation time before I can be seated. To much dismay, I was eventually seated 13 mins after my reservation time. During that time, I sat patiently in waiting area while 3 white couples, who came after me & after my reservation time, were seated before me while the Sushi bar seats remained opened. As an African American ... that was very disturbing. The Meal: The food was just okay this time. I did really enjoy the miso cod & asparagus with caviar but found most the of dishes lacking perspective however, it didn't melt in my mouth like I'm used to with an A5 cut. The overall portion size was a little on the small side, but not totally inconsistent from some other places I been to for an Omakase. The service was excellent!!!! All the waiters were very friendly & explained each course with great detail, thus I was excited to taste each one. I was slightly taken aback by one question .…. when at the end of the meal the waiter asked: "the last course is sushi (nigiri) then dessert; would you like a fork or are you ok with chopsticks?" (My chopsticks were clearly used & the wrapper was off the chopsticks) ... How did I eat the multiple other courses? with my hands (lol)? The Experience: Overall I thought the price was ok. I would not go back & would prefer to go to MASA (in NYC), UMI (Atlanta), or even Nobu (which is getting too commercial for my taste) … in Philly, Izakaya or Hiroki. (To be fair, Morimoto was much better than Yakitori Boy Japas .... Open Table why did u recommend that place to me smh? ... please do better next time lol).

  40. SG

    StephenG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love the food and drink tasting menus at Morimoto. The pace and variety of flavors always make for a great meal. This time we did the Kobe steak upgrade. It was expensive but the favorite bite of the night.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from Morimoto using the Order Online button. Morimoto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 413-9070.

Morimoto is rated 4.8 stars by 5883 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Morimoto

723 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 7th & 8th on Chestnut Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Nearby parking options: 711 Chestnut St., 733 Chestnut St., 10 S 8th St., 615 Chestnut St..

  • Public transit

    Route 47 Bus at Chestnut Street Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Masaharu Morimoto

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 413-9070

  • Private party facilities

    For Special Events, Please Contact 215-413-9070.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Cohen: (877) 742-1064

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